Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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I want to ask you one question about Abortion, Our marriage is over before 3 years, we are running very happily Alhmadulillah,we have 8 month old daughternow, my wife's delivery was scissarian, we are still not financially sound, with one child also we suffering, so our plan is to have an another kid after 3 years. now she have a doubt that she is again pregnant.in physically she is not much fit now,(Dr. is also not recommended) So we are thinking we don't want a kid at this time, What we have to do, is there any problem for doing abortion in Islam. Please help us on this matter.
looking forward your replay.
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 140:
Most surely they became losers, who, in their folly and ignorance killed their own children; and made unlawful what Allah had provided them as sustenance, falsely ascribing prohibitions to Allah. Surely, they went astray and were not at all rightly guided.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 151 (part):
You should not kill your children for fear of poverty; for We provide sustenance for you and will provide sustenance for them also.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 31:
Do not kill your children for fear of want; for it is We Who provide for them, and for you as well. Indeed, their killing is a heinous crime!
The heinous act of intentionally killing ones unborn child is akin to the crime of murder in the Sight of Allah Subhanah; abortion of an unborn child, absolutely regardless of whether one aborts a fetus which is a day old or in its ninth month of pregnancy, is absolutely forbidden, impermissible, an abomination and a grave sin in Islam.
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,